Yes, there is a Tetris World Championship

Yes, there is a Tetris World Championship
Written by Gearloose

During the 1990 "Nintendo World Championship", Tetris was the best game for this purpose. The winner back in the day, Thor Aackerlund, is still considered today as the best Tetris player.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6mvDOKOIqY

Even today, Tetris tournaments are played just like the old times, with the classic version of the game at NES, using the console and its controllers and not an emulator.

In 2009, a player named Harry Hong was the first to reach the 999.999 score in the game, which until then was considered impossible. Inspired by this, Adam Cornelius began producing a short film, for which he even created a Kickstarter campaign.

As soon as it became known, many players began to say that they reached this score. Adam then, with the help of the Nintendo World Championship veteran, Robin Mihara, began to search for other Tetris champions.

The idea of creating a live tournament where the top players would fight each other was slowly born, which led to the creation of the documentary Ecstasy of Order: The Tetris Masters.

Now the tournament is being held at the Retro Gaming Expo in Portland and gathers about 6,000 spectators.

Each year, more and more are participating in the tournament, making it very difficult to compete, and there are also the younger ones who are threatening to beat the -so far- top players.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdfRQjb5o9k

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Gearloose

Gearloose

Καλώς ήρθατε στο blog μου. Το όνομα μου είναι Άκης Μπαρέκας. Είμαι freelance web developer και ασχολούμαι χρόνια (και παράλληλα παρέχω υπηρεσίες σχετικά) με το SEO, το Website Migration (την μεταφορά του περιεχομένου ενός site, πχ μεταφορά από blogger σε WordPress), το optimization ενός site και το web scraping (την εξαγωγή δηλαδή περιεχομένου από ένα ή περισσότερα sites.

Παράλληλα κάνω και τα πρώτα μου βήματα σαν game developer (στο unity κυρίως) και animator (blender). Επίσης φτιάχνω διάφορα, είτε για δουλειά, είτε για χόμπι. Όταν έχω χρόνο, ανεβάζω videos στο YouTube, γράφω tutorials, μοιράζομαι τεχνολογικά νέα στο Facebook και στο blog ή γράφω άρθρα που αφορούν το χρήμα και την οικονομία.

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